Friday, September 7, 2012

The Classics Club: September Meme

September's task, courtesy of The Classics Club, is to "pick a classic someone else in the club has read from our big review list. Link to their review and offer a quote from their post describing their reaction to the book. What about their post makes you excited to read that classic in particular?"

I need all the excitement I can get as I gear up to read Rebecca. Jillian's review provided that spark:
In those last eighty or so pages I felt the dark curl of London shadowing the pages, the rain of a 1930s night beating the panes of the glass in sheets. The sense of doom that one cannot help but feel watching Maxim — well, I can’t say what he is doing without ruining it for others!
I'm so afraid this book will be tedious, but Jillian's over-the-top-enthusiasm reminds me not to take this - or any other venerable "classic" - quite so seriously.

4 comments:

Jillian said...

Aw, yay!! I can't wait for you to read this one. I hope you love it! :-)

jackiemania said...

Yay! Are you going to read it in October (a la thee spooky month?). It has to be eerier if you read it during Halloween Month, right ;) That's what I'm doing!

MJ said...

@Jillian: Thanks! I'me looking forward to it a lot more now.

@jackiemania: I am going to try to read it in October, actually! Should be fun and creepy :-)

Cat said...

Jillian's review was a great one. Rebecca is one of my all-time favourites and I'm sure you won't find it tedious - enjoy!!